Cross-posted at the Left Coast Rebel
My clear takeaway from this story is that President Thin-Skin couldn't stand the fact that Governor Real Leader's book has a (passage?) that is slightly less-than-rosy toward Him. They met on the tarmac, sparks of discontent flew, God forbid.
It was a tense moment on the tarmac.
President Obama, alighting from the stairs of Air Force One in Phoenix this afternoon, was greeted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who handed him an envelope and the two exchanged what appeared to be some heated sentiments. At one point, she pointed her finger at him.
Asked afterward what happened, Brewer said, “He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast.
“I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt,” she said, according to a pool report. “He didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”
In the envelope she had given him was a handwritten letter, Brewer said — “an invitation that I’ve extended to him before with regards to coming to Arizona and going to the border with me. . . . We’ve had a remarkable comeback here and I want to share that with him.”
A White House official confirmed the invitation and described the encounter in more bureaucratic terms: “The President said he’d be glad to meet with her again, but did note that after their last meeting, a cordial discussion in the Oval Office, the governor inaccurately described the meeting in her book. The President looks forward to continuing taking steps to help Arizona’s economy grow.”
The pool reporter, POLITICO’s Carrie Budoff Brown, said the scene was far from the norm. Aside from the pointing, they appeared to talk over each other and he appeared to walk away from her while they were still talking.
But just what did Governor Brewer say in her book?
I get it: The gist of Governor Brewer's transgression in her book is that Obama is arrogant. "It was though he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee." This is exactly what I have sensed about Obama since day one; that we are a nation of children begging to learn at his knee. It's the condescension and arrogance of this man that transcends ideology. For the life of me, I don't understand how anyone can watch this man and feel anything but queasiness in the stomach.
In the book, Brewer complains about one meeting at the White House with Obama -- centered around immigration and border security -- writing, “It was though President Obama thought he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee.”
Initially, Brewer called the meeting “cordial.” But in the book, she walked back the sentiment, calling the president “patronizing.”
"Please, oh Obama, we are so unworthy of your wisdom, oh please! Enlighten us, oh we lowly peasants! Please, Professor-President!"
-- The expected chorus of children (and adults with no reasoning skills) across America.
This has me thinking: Just who found this inflammatory, unpleasant quote about Obama in Governor Brewer's book? How many resources were spent seeking this (and others) out? How many low-paid Plouffe trolls did it take to dig up one lowly little passage in a book? Isn't the Messiah above a passage in a small-state governor's book? How Orwellian is that?
I guess we should appreciate that Obama is increasing the sales of something other than anti-depressants in this country.
This sounds like a good read.